Saturday, September 20, 2008
Vicky Christina Barcelona
This Woody Allen movie is set in Spain and involves Jaun Antonio, a painter played by Javier Bardem, who pursues two beautiful American tourists, Vicky and Christina played by Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall (who is great in this, by the way). It's a love triangle of sorts, well actually a love quadrangle because later, Jaun's wife joins the mix. She is played by the ravishing and fiery Penelope Cruz --Oh yeah, also in the mix is Vicky's American staid boyfriend. The movie is full of romantic and funny moments amid beautiful Spanish scenery while contrasting the free-spirited artist type with the practical get ahead American sesibility. One conversation exemplifies the this latter type when they talk about the wonders of Internet access and wiring your home with the latest technology. (I've had that conversation and the movie highlights the banality of it) Vicky Cristina Barcelona made me want to go to Spain and sit in coffee shops and discuss the meaning of life leaving the mundane details of getting Internet access behind.